Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons

In 1930s England, Miss Flora Poste is orphaned and without means, so she moves in with her rural cousins. They are crazy and backwards, just as Flora figured they must be, but with a firm hand and some common sense, she sets everything to rights.

This is a loving spoof of a British agrarian novels (think Hardy). And while I didn't find it as hysterical as those who love it do, I did find it amusing. The characters in and of themselves are fairly funny, but my favorite part was the cows, who are always losing body parts, much to the chagrin of their keeper.

Definitely not a book for everyone, as it does go a bit over the top in parts, and does assume a knowledge of the books it's sending up, but I found it rather enjoyable.

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